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Assistant Director, Mission and Readiness Support Directorate


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Charles L. Daenzer

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Charles L. Daenzer, Assistant Director, Mission and Readiness Support Directorate

Charles “Chuck” Daenzer currently serves as the Assistant Director (AD) for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers’ (FLETC) Mission Readiness and Support Directorate (MRSD), where he provides daily operational oversight to more than 280 federal employees and approximately 1,950 contractors over nine separate divisions and offices across the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers’ (FLETC) four Training Delivery Points.

Prior to becoming the AD for MRSD, he served as the AD for FLETC’s Training Management Operations Directorate (TMO), where he provided oversight and strategic direction to six training and administration divisions across four training sites located in different states.

Mr. Daenzer began his career with FLETC in December 2004. His assignments have included serving as MRSD’s Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), MRSD’s Senior Policy and Project Analyst (SPPA), the SPPA for the Centralized Training Management Directorate, the MRSD Senior Advisor and Real Property Officer, and the Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of State, Local, Rural, Tribal and Territorial Training. In addition, Mr. Daenzer held division chief positions for the Rural Policing Institute, Technical Operations, and Counterterrorism Divisions.

Mr. Daenzer served more than 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). While with AFOSI, Mr. Daenzer conducted of an array of criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations and operations. His assignments included Special Agent-in-Charge of Surveillance Detection Operations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Director of Investigative Operations at Incirlik Air Base, Adana, Turkey. Immediately following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Mr. Daenzer deployed to the Pentagon and was assigned to a Federal Bureau of Investigation Evidence Collection Team, where he assisted with crime scene processing. In 2001, he assumed duties as a counterintelligence instructor at the United States Air Force Special Investigations Academy (USAFSIA) at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, relocating in 2002 with USAFSIA to FLETC, Glynco, Georgia. He served as the USAFSIA Superintendent, culminating a military career of honorable service.

Mr. Daenzer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park College and a Master of Education (Criminal Justice emphasis) from Troy State University. Additionally, he has achieved executive education and leadership training certifications from the Federal Executive Institute and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Executive Leaders Program hosted at the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Daenzer is also a graduate of the DHS Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program and has been executive qualifications-certified by the Office of Personnel Management.

A Flint, Michigan native, he and his wife, Jessica, reside in St. Marys, Georgia and together they have four adult children and eight grandchildren.